The Simplicity of Vintage Cycles

Vintage Bicycles Done Proper :: Corvallis, Oregon

1982 Motobecane Grand Touring

Upright bicycles already have an illustrious history in Europe and America is catching on. The “city bike” may be the latest in Stateside cycling but comfort is never a trend.

September 28, 2014 · 18 Comments

1985 Raleigh Kodiak: Spring Cleaning

Purchased as a playground for new and vintage part experimentation, my main commuter, a 1985 Raleigh Kodiak, begged for a freshening up.

June 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

1983 Lotus Eclair

Not all bikes can be show stoppers. Some were ridden frequently, riddled with character and have the battle scars to prove it. And they shouldn’t have to apologize for that.

April 27, 2014 · 10 Comments

1986 Nishiki Cresta GT

Commissioned as a build for a good friend, this sturdy touring rig was tailored into a lightweight commuting behemoth.

February 10, 2014 · 19 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (Part II)

The progress for the ongoing Raleigh Portage project has hit rock bottom. In theory, the frame won’t look any worse or be any nastier than at this stage.

January 2, 2014 · 7 Comments

1985 Raleigh Portage (Part I)

This is the beginning of a journey.

September 6, 2013 · 34 Comments

1976 Centurion Semi Professional

Some builds come together nearly instantly. Others, like this 1976 Centurion Semi Professional, take months to materialize.

April 8, 2013 · 24 Comments

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